Alright - decision made - let's look at some Quilts of Valor first. We, in Colorado, have some standing destinations that we make sure we cover our Veterans at. This number varies per month - but on average it is 60 quilts per month.... then we work with a lot of other venues, and seasonal groups - and that can make the number jump to way high!!
|Pieced by Donna L in CO Quilted by Elena M in Denver|
|MQX blocks, topped by Deb, Quilted by Elena M|
|Pieced by Donna L, Quilted by Crystal|
|Pieced and Quilted by Linda R in Nebraska|
|Pieced and Quilted by Linda R in Ne|
|Pieced and Quilted by Linda R in NE|
|a close up - aren't those cool blocks?|
|Pieced and Quilted by Pat Pin Canton MI|
|Pieced and Quilted by Pat P in Canton MI|
Free pattern Here
|Pieced and Quilted by Alycia C in CO ( that;s me lol)|
Free pattern here:
All that to say that I am always Extremely grateful for all of the Quilters that help make sure these Veterans are shown the love. These quilts make such a HUGE difference - I can't even begin to tell you. Last week I was at a venue, and you all - I was so emotional when I left. I don't even know how to pass on the gratitude that these Veterans had for our quilts, and for acknowledging them. I took all the hugs and I am passing them on to you! *POOF* did you feel their hugs???
Colorado - as well as other coordinators - are in need of Finished Quilts - ready to be presented to our Veterans ... so over the next week or two - I am going to post the steps for a really cool - beginner friendly Quilt of Valor. I hope that you will check back each day for the next step - and join in. And I hope you will like the quilt.
It will finish at 63 x 81 inches ... ready to go gather your fabrics?
You will need:
Red: 7/8 of a yard
White: 2 1/2 yards
Blue: 2 yards
This does NOT include backing or Binding. I will probably bind mine with the Blue - so I would add an additional 1/2 yard to that.
I will put the cutting instructions up tomorrow - hope you come back??